Thursday, March 3, 2005
Member of the Women’s Day of Prayer Committee: (front row from left) Nevart Khederian of Arlington, Silva Khoshafian of Waltham; (back row) Angel Parseghian of Belmont, Margaret Stepanian of Whitinsville, Sossi Haroutunian of Belmont, and Arpi Boynerian of Belmont.
Armenian women from all area Armenian churches will gather for a special women’s service on the International Day of Prayer, Friday, March 4, at the Armenian Memorial Church, 32 Bigelow Ave., Watertown. Held at 11 a.m., the ecumenical service will include an address in Armenian by Nevart Khederian and one in English by the Rev. Dr. Shoushan Salibian.
Silva Khoshafian of the First Armenian Church of Belmont, chairman of the event, reports that women will be observing this Day of Prayer throughout the world. Serving with her on the committee are women from seven Armenian churches of all the Armenian faiths. The Protestant churches are represented by Doris Markarian, Angel Parseghian and Arpi Boynerian of the Armenian Memorial Church of Watertown; and Silva Khoshafian and Sossi Haroutunian of the First Armenian Church of Belmont. Committee members from Armenian Apostolic churches are Elaine Westermark from Saint James Church of Watertown, Nevart Khederian of Saint Stephen’s Church of Watertown, Arpi Kouzouian of Holy Trinity Armenian Church of Cambridge, Liza Zeytoonian of Metro-West Armenian Church of Framingham, and Margaret Stepanian of Saint Asdvadzazin Church of Whitinsville. Armenian Catholics are represented on the committee by Liza Zeytoonian of the Holy Cross Church of Belmont.
Women from all the Armenian churches are invited to this inspirational service. This year’s basic worship service was prepared by the women of Poland and will be repeated in churches all over the world. Following the service, there will be a Lenten luncheon served in the Arpen Abrahamian Hall of the church. Reservations for the luncheon, which will cost $5 per person, may be made by calling Silva Khoshafian at 781-373-3075.